Bredy Veterinary Centre Ltd

Vaccinations for dogs, cats & rabbits

Dogs & puppy vaccinations

Standard vaccinations:

We can vaccinate puppies starting from 7 weeks of age & then a 2nd injection is given 2-4 weeks after the 1st injection, but puppies must be 10 weeks of age or over for the 2nd injection. The usual protocol is 1st injection at 8 weeks old & 2nd injection at 10 weeks old. The injections are given in the back of the neck under the skin. We vaccinate puppies/dogs against 5 infectious diseases:

Distemper (hardpad)

Hepatitis

Parvovirus

Parainfluenza

Leptospirosis

Boosters are given every year after this initial course. At 1 year of age, your dog will be given a full booster protecting against all 5 diseases again. At age 2 & 3 years, they will be given a leptospirosis booster. At age 4 years then every 3rd year thereafter, a full booster is given.

Kennel Cough:

We can also vaccinate dogs against Kennel Cough (Bordatella), but this is a separate optional vaccine which involves a small volume of liquid vaccine being squirted into the nose. This is given once (no need for a 2nd dose) & gives protection against kennel cough for 1 year. Annual boosters are therefore necessary. Puppies can be vaccinated from 8 weeks of age.

 

Rabies:

This vaccine is only given to pets who will be travelling abroad. We can vaccinate dogs from 12 weeks of age. One injection is required, which must be given at least 2 weeks apart from any other vaccination, then boosters are needed every 3 years. The injection is given in the back of the neck. Pets cannot travel out of the United Kingdom for 21 days after the rabies vaccination is given. A Pets passport will be issued.

 

Cats & kitten vaccinations

Standard vaccinations:-

We vaccinate cats & kittens from 8-9 weeks of age & then a 2nd injection is given 3-4 weeks after the 1st injection. The injections are given in the back of the neck. We vaccinate cats & kittens against the following 4 diseases:-

Herpes virus (cat flu)

Calicivirus (cat flu)

Panleucopaenia (enteritis)

Feline Leukaemia Virus

 

Rabies:-

This vaccine is only given to pets who will be travelling abroad. We can vaccinate cats from 12 weeks of age. One injection is required, which must be given at least 2 weeks apart from any other vaccination, then boosters are needed every 3 years. The injection is given in the back of the neck. Pets cannot travel out of the United Kingdom for 21 days after the rabies vaccination is given. A Pets passport will be issued.

 

Rabbits

We vaccinate rabbits from 5 weeks of age against the following 2 diseases:-

Myxomatosis

Viral Haemorrhagic Disease (VHD)

One injection is given in the back of the neck and booster injections are given every year.